Baby Mama

2008

Baby Mama

Critics Consensus

Baby Mama is a lightweight, predictable comedy that ekes by on the strength of its performers.

64%

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55%

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User Ratings: 374,643
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Successful and single businesswoman Kate Holbrook has long put her career ahead of a personal life. Now 37, she's finally determined to have a kid on her own. But her plan is thrown a curve ball after she discovers she has only a million-to-one chance of getting pregnant. Undaunted, the driven Kate allows South Philly working girl Angie Ostrowiski to become her unlikely surrogate. Simple enough? After learning from the steely head of their surrogacy center that Angie is pregnant, Kate goes into precision nesting mode: reading childcare books, baby-proofing the apartment and researching top pre-schools. But the executive's well-organized strategy is turned upside down when her "baby mama" shows up at her doorstep with no place to live. An unstoppable force meets an immovable object as structured Kate tries to turn vibrant Angie into the perfect expectant mom. In a comic battle of wills, they will struggle their way through preparation for the baby's arrival. And, in the middle of this tug-of-war, they'll discover two kinds of family: the one you're born to and the one you make.

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Cast

Amy Poehler
as Angie Ostrowiski
Tina Fey
as Kate Holbrook
Greg Kinnear
as Rob Ackerman
Dax Shepard
as Carl Loomis
Sigourney Weaver
as Chaffee Bicknell
Maura Tierney
as Caroline
Denis O'Hare
as Dr. Manheim
Kevin Collins
as Architect/Rick
Fred Armisen
as Stroller Salesmen
John Hodgman
as Fertility Specialist
Siobhan Fallon Hogan
as Birthing Teacher
Tom McCarthy
as Kate's Date
Jason Mantzoukas
as 1/2 of Gay Couple
Dave Finkel
as 1/2 of Gay Couple
Felicity Stiverson
as Ashley/Wiccan
Anne Nathan
as Bookstore Clerk
Anne L. Nathan
as Bookstore Clerk
Jay Phillips
as Boo-Boo Buster
Kathy Searle
as Cool Mom
Almeria Campbell
as Maternity Nurse
Alice Kremelberg
as Rob's Daughter
Jon Glaser
as Vegan Waiter
Catherine Rose
as Caroline's 4-year-old
Eric Zukerman
as Community Member
Erica Berg
as Yoga Mom
Frank Rodriguez
as Community Member
Diane Chen
as Community Member
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Audience Reviews for Baby Mama

  • May 03, 2014
    In a movie starring Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, I assumed that it had been written by Tina Fey and/or Amy Poehler, so I was surprised to discover during the end credit crawl that it was written by the director Michael McCullers. Surprised because of his on-target capturing of both female sensibility and Tina Fey-style humor. She plays a character, career-minded health food chain VP Kate Holbrook, not far removed from her 30 Rock alter-ego Liz Lemon, while Poehler plays surrogate mom wannabe Angie to her strength of mouthy mania often seen during her SNL days. The film isn't fall-down hilarious, in fact co-star Dax Shepard gets the most laughs as Angie's idiot loser boyfriend, but unlike most comedies that sputter it remembers to develop the story to conclusion, thereby delivering consistent entertainment value for all 100 minutes. That's helped by a smashing supporting cast including Greg Kinnear, Steve Martin, and Sigourney Weaver! There are also some nifty turns in the story, one I saw coming but two others I didn't. Baby Mama champions modern society's alternative parenting options while simultaneously finding the absurdities inherent in the situation, led by two of today's leading comediennes in what I'd describe as a 'compassionate comedy.'
    Doctor S Super Reviewer
  • Dec 02, 2011
    It was okay, funny but nothing great, so I give it 3 stars.
    Bradley W Super Reviewer
  • Aug 15, 2011
    It was okay, funny but nothing great, so I give it 3 stars.
    Jim C Super Reviewer
  • Jul 27, 2011
    There's no laughs, zero, nada. I have no problem at drooling over Tina Fey for 90-minutes but there's more laughs in a minute of '30 Rock' than there are in this entire movie.
    Jonny B Super Reviewer

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